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Another sad loss….

I hate to be the bearer of sad news, but we have lost our beloved Dick Heiken of Heiken’s Ark in Des Moines, Iowa.  Dick and Kathy has been mainstays in our little association for longer than they would like to admit.  Their contribution to the breed and our association is unlimited.  Dick will be missed by anyone who ever met him.


Kathy and Dick Heiken



Lolli Bros Exotic Animal Sale

As most of our members know, Watusi cattle are occasionally offered for sale at auctions, and because of the uniqueness of the breed these offerings are quite often at exotic animal sales.

Probably the most well-known of these sales is the Lolli Brothers exotic sale held every season in Macon, Missouri. Watusi and their enthusiasts can usually be found here, particularly in the spring and fall.

The next sale is being held on Thursday, September 24 in Macon, Missouri (the WWA also holds its annual membership meeting in conjunction with this sale).  See the consignments pictured below and more here.

Here are some animals consigned by Heiken’s Ark of Des Moines Iowa.

HA 2015watusibullcalf
2015 Foundation Pure  bull calf is consigned on application as are his sire, HA Bravo and dam HA Lotus


HA Bravo, 7 year old proven Foundation Pure herdsire by CT Woody


HA Lotus
HA Lotus, Foundation Pure 9 year old cow, exposed back to HA Bravo

Trip to Florida

One of our newer members is Don Morgan, Keystone Heights,  Florida.   Recently he took delivery of a shipment of animals from various farms, Heiken’s Ark, Des Moines, Iowa; Matt Moffat, Piedmont, OK; Black Walnut Springs, Highlandville, MO; Barry Retchloff, Rogersville, MO and Liar’s Lake, Sparta, MO.  Don has shared some photos of his beautiful animals with us.    CLICK THE PHOTOS TO MAKE THEM LARGER.  dmorgsups@aol.com 

WWA members Don Morgan and Joy Rider petting Don’s herdsire, BWS Popeye. DH Lightening and her 2012 heifer in background.

Lolli’s Spit Fire

Lolli’s Spit Fire is a wonderful example of close line breeding producing an outstanding individual and a beautiful calf of Foxfire. His horns measure 26 inches in circumference at the base, making him one of the largest horned individuals in the breed. He was used for a few years by the Lolli Brothers of Macon, Missouri prior to finding a home with Heiken’s Ark in Des Moines, Iowa.